Dr Surindar Dhesi is an environmental health lecturer, researcher and active practitioner and leads the MSc Science of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment course. She has several years’ experience of working in Local Authority enforcement roles, including a period on secondment to the Health and Safety Executive. She has also worked as a consultant in the private sector. Her NIHR-funded doctoral research explored how English Health and Wellbeing Boards were approaching the task of tackling health inequalities, with a focus on the role of environmental health. Her current research interests include environmental health conditions within the refugee camp in Calais, France, and health and wellbeing and planning policy analysis in England.